There are at least four distinct purposes of the law for Christians today, and each follows from the last.
Man can do whatever he wants, but he only ever wants to do evil.
The Apostle James reminds us that, in the final two commandments of the Decalogue, we are still reflecting on how to love our neighbor (James 2:8).
Loving your neighbor is mostly about minding your own business.
Living a holy life before God is not complicated. What’s complicated is saying no to the dozens and dozens of evils that we are presented with daily.
Recommit yourself to God, sinner, and be done with worshiping created things.
Let us not fall prey to the thought, “These commands were given to Moses’ Israel, not Christ’s church.” We find in the Decalogue a display of basic righteousness.
The problem in the Old Covenant was not the Covenant, it was the Covenant breakers.
You can examine or enjoy nothing rightly and appropriately without understanding it as God intended.
To begin to understand ourselves, we must ask the One Who made us, who drew the blueprints and knit us together Himself.